I wanted to make some soup for a neighbor recently. She's a vegetarian though, so chicken noodle kind of went out the window. I started with an onion.
Atlee must have been distracted by the bright, shiny cable TV. She didn't come into the kitchen to beg any onion while I was chopping. I really wanted to say whilst I was chopping, but I thought it might sound a little contrived.
I got a little bored taking pictures of food on the cutting board. See how the carrots and garlic just magically jumped into the pot?
I continued on. Adding red pepper.
Oh- look! Chopped spinach jumped into the pot, too. Right about here is when I started to think about adding bacon. If I ever want my husband to eat this, I had better add bacon to the ingredients. This time though- no bacon.
Instead, we add cubed tofu. Rich was out of town the last few days for work. He's happier if he's out of town when tofu's in the house.
Then I added some vegetable broth. Every time I've ever tried to make a good broth or stock, I've failed. I've given up. It's like pie crust. I know how it's supposed to work, but it just doesn't. After I added the broth, I figured the soup should simmer for a bit.
While the soup simmered, I looked around the kitchen and saw a few different things. First, did I mention Greeley's been sick the last few days? She's not quite her usual charming self.
Third, I'm looking forward to replacing our kitchen cabinets some day.
I think they need to be replaced.
The microwave will be going away when the cabinets do. It won't be anytime soon. Someday.
The wall between the kitchen and dining room's going to go too.
While I waited for the soup to simmer, I realized I should bring a dessert to our other neighbor's house. She was having a few neighbors over for dinner. Did I already tell you I love this neighborhood? Anywho, I had a left over pie crust from the Labor Day breakfast shindig. (Remember, I can't make pie crust.) I also had some raspberries from the mountain house and plums from Uncle Michael.
Greeley heard we were going to the neighbor's house for pizza and cheered right up.
I told you this post was going to be long and rambling.